04/17/2013 - Law enforcement has a suspect in mind as the sender of the alleged ricin letter to Senator Roger Wicker. No real suspects or motives have yet emerged in the Boston Marathon bombings. Pressure cookers have been favored by terrorist bomb makers for some time. DHS is questioned on adding Saudi Arabia to Trusted Traveler program.
03/27/2013 - Author Joel Brenner discusses lessons learned from his work in government intelligence positions, and asserts that government and corporations reside in a “glass house” in terms of transparency where secrecy and security are illusions.
03/27/2013 - Janet Napolitano, head of the Department of Homeland Security, is defending the decision to allow small knives on planes. A new U.S. Department of Agriculture report says that the nation is at increased risk of bioterror attacks. Great Britain may expand its surveillance laws.
02/20/2013 - The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that police do not have to document a drug-sniffing dog's expertise to justify a vehicle search. Amazon has fired a German security company with alleged Neo-Nazi ties. Baltimore is upgrading its school security in a three-phase project.
02/19/2013 - The White House is setting up a new interagency working group to counter online radicalization. The activities of the new group are designed to raise public awareness and give tips for staying safe online.
02/19/2013 - A new report explores why terrorist groups die off and whether government intervention can help speed the process. The report also discusses how factors such as the age of the organization can affect its demise.